Volume 22 of "Studies in Law, Politics and Society" presents a diverse array of articles by an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars. Their work spans the social sciences, humanities, and law, and examines the law's violence, law in literature and film, family life and family policy, and new perspectives in sociolegal theory. Together these articles demonstrate the work being done in interdisciplinary legal scholarship.
List of contributors. New Perspectives on Law's Violence. On the rationalization of state violence: English liberalism and the noose (T. Kaufman-Osborne). Law's violence and the challenge of 'the feminine' (R. Heberle). Imagining the Law in Literature and Film. Tale of two trials: revolutionary enjoyment, liberal legalism and the sacrifice of critique in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (W. MacNeil). X-raying Adam's Rib: multiple readings of a (feminist?) (O. Kamir). Family Life, Family Policy. In search of the 'good father': law, family practices and the normative reconstruction of fatherhood (R. Collier). In times of need: abused women's sources of support and changes in legal consciousness (K. Richman). Theoretical Perspectives on Legal Practices. Negotiating through paradoxes: rationality, practicality, and naive realism (or: enjoy your biases) (M. Alberstein).